This page provides 13 part article series on "Riba" written by Mabroor Mahmood. These articles were published in Islamic Finance News (IFN) ( in 2016. If you read all these articles, then you will understand the definition of Riba, the prohibition of which is the core principle of Islamic Banking, and why Riba or Interest-based banking system should be modified to make it Riba-free. The articles are as follows: